Liberal-arts college in Belmont
Belmont Abbey is a private Catholic liberal-arts college located in Belmont, North Carolina, about 15 miles west of Uptown Charlotte. It was founded in 1876 by the Benedictine monks. Basilica of Mary Help of Christians. Built over 100 years ago, the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians contains stained glass windows that were exhibited at the World’s Fair in 1892. The Abbey Basilica of Mary help of Christians, under the patronage of Mary Help of Christians, is the central figure in the composition of Belmont Abbey and of the Belmont Abbey Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. The basilica was built in neo-Gothic style in 1892, and was completely renovated in 1965 in a most striking manner. The church, which contains prize-winning painted glass windows and a unique baptismal font, is listed on The National Register of Historic Places. In 1998, the church was named a minor Basilica by the Vatican.